Several times discussion of individual lube packets have arisen in various blogs (okay, Jenre’s and here, but that’s various enough for me). Many of us seem to be perusing our drug store condom aisle to see what types of lube can be purchased. None of us appear to have found individual lube packets (although mine carries vibrating condoms – go figure).
Someone mentioned that they got some at a Pride parade. (Kris: I think it was Matthew who said he got them from a nice, bearded lady.) Ah ha! I planned to attend my local Pride parade and wondered if the elusive individual lube packets would make an appearance. So here is some of the stuff we managed to snag (along with some candy) during the parade.
As you can see there were two small white plastic containers which are condom holders. Really very cute little things, they probably hold 4-5 condoms (for folks who REALLY plan to get lucky). I had received the lovely green condom from the Green Party of Canada but it came lubeless and I don’t even think it’s lubricated. Later I managed to snag one of the small white boxes – they didn’t seem to want to give them to girls – *pout*, but I got one, opened it up and what to my wondering eyes should appear …
YES!!!! Individual packs of lube with a lubricated condom. When I opened the box and saw it I practically squealed with delight and exclaimed to my daughter “Yes!!! I wanted that!” She merely looked at me as only a teenager can look at a parent who is so obviously embarrassing them in public. So they do indeed exist in my city. Further down the parade route I managed to snag another white box simply because I WANTED that lube pack. Ummm. What the hell will I do with it? Nothing, just keep it as proof of their existence.
So where the people handing out the condoms got the lube packs I have no clue but they do exist. It is not beyond the realm of possibility in m/m books that half the gay men in the world run around with a couple tucked in their pocket just waiting for the right occasion. A weight has been lifted from my shoulders now that I have been able to prove the existence of the elusive beast. Next up? Big Foot and the Abominable Snowman. I’m on a roll.
Kris: To find out more about Tam’s adventures at the Ottawa Pride Parade go here.